Mount Herschel

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Mount Herschel
Mt Herschel, Antarctica, Jan 2006.jpg
View of Mount Herschel from Cape Hallett
Elevation 3,335 m (10,942 ft)[1]
Location
Location Victoria Land, Antarctica
Range Admiralty Mountains
Coordinates 72°12′S 169°31′E / 72.200°S 169.517°E / -72.200; 169.517Coordinates: 72°12′S 169°31′E / 72.200°S 169.517°E / -72.200; 169.517
Climbing
First ascent 1967 by Sir Edmund Hillary and party[2]

Mount Herschel is a conspicuous peak standing 2.6 km (1.6 mi) northeast of Mount Peacock and overlooking the terminus of Ironside Glacier from the south, in the Admiralty Mountains, Victoria Land, Antarctica.[1]

The peak was discovered in 1841 by Sir James Clark Ross, who named this feature for Sir John F.W. Herschel, noted English astronomer.[1]

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